Dan is Head of Investec’s M&A team in the North of England as well as leading various sub-sector initiatives nationally. He has over 20 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, private companies and shareholders seeking to raise finance or deliver M&A. He has deep experience and investor relationships when raising growth and de-risking capital from Private Equity and Venture Capital. This experience is enhanced by having advised Private Equity buy-side throughout his career, gaining a clear perspective of their priorities and tactics. Dan enjoys building trusted relationships with entrepreneurs advising them to deliver their long term objectives and not just one-off transactions.
Dan joined Investec in 2015 to develop its Northern M&A practice having spent his career working as a Lead Advisor in Big 4 and Investment Banks. He was attracted to the chance to work for an entrepreneurial bank where he could build his own franchise and he has since created a team of experienced advisors working across the region. The greatest complement for his team’s services is the significant level of repeat mandates from clients, where Dan and his team have advised entrepreneurs through multiple fund raises and on to an eventual exit to a strategic buyer. Dan and his team are on the whole sector generalists who bring in Investec’s sector advisory and international partners to support a transaction where needed. However Dan does have sector specialisms in the automotive and e-commerce sectors with multiple transaction credentials.